[Blindmath] all the ways blind can write math on the computer

taylorarndt99 at gmail.com taylorarndt99 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 14 06:03:14 CDT 2013


I need to use the equason box because my teacher  puts equason a 

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On Mar 14, 2013, at 6:08 AM, George Bell <George at techno-vision.co.uk> wrote:

> Can you be more explicit?
> 
> George.
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>  How do I make Have every equation that is in the equation max
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> On Mar 13, 2013, at 6:24 PM, "Louis Maher" <ljmaher at swbell.net> wrote:
> 
>> Tara,
>> 
>> You could use Microsoft word with MathType's equation editor.  You 
>> would create the equations in Latex in the word document, and then 
>> turn them into images with one MathType command.  You can also turn 
>> the MathType equation images back into Latex with another MathType command.
>> 
>> You do not need voice recognition or optical character recognition.
>> 
>> This seems the simplest way to get mathematics in electronic form.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Regards
>> Louis Maher
>> 713-444-7838
>> ljmaher at swbell.net
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Blindmath [mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of 
>> Tara Annis
>> Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 2:45 PM
>> To: blindmath at nfbnet.org
>> Subject: [Blindmath] all the ways blind can write math on the computer
>> 
>> Everyone,
>> 
>> I wanted to know all the ways it's possible for a blind person using a 
>> screen reader to type out math using a computer or smartphone.  
>> Basically, all the ways for a blind person to create electronic math 
>> text.  I'm interested in teh less conventional ways like prototypes made  by research
>> scientists.   
>> Mor specifically, can a screen  reader use math type to  put equations 
>> into Duxbury or Microsoft Word?  Or, do we still have to use Scientific Notebook?
>> Speaking of Scientific Notebook, do we have to use Dragon Naturally Speaking
>> with it?   Or, is it possible, even if it takes some memorization of
>> keystrokes for when the screen reader cannot recognize certain 
>> portions, to use without voice recognition software?  I wanted to find 
>> a way to put nemeth into a duxbury document without having to use 
>> dragon, scientific notebook, and Jay Say program for jaws to work with dragon.
>> If there are other methods, do you all know of tutorials made for 
>> blind persons that go step by step?
>> 
>> I know print math so thought about trying to use a touch screen with 
>> stylus to write out print versions that are then translated into etext 
>> using math type or windows math input panel.  I think if the menus in 
>> the software  are accessible, this  should work.  I'm hoping I can 
>> write out a few print equations on the  touchscreen, then maybe 
>> there's a keystroke to select all and change  into Math Type or Latex?  
>> Do you all have experience with this method?  I think it could be very 
>> useful and easy-to-use for all blind; you'd just have to learn the 
>> print version of all numbers and symbols, which would actually be  easier than learning all the letters I would guess.
>> I know Design Science talks about Math type and its compatibility with 
>> touchscreens so definitely  think it's  possible; you'd think they'd 
>> want to make it 100% accessible so it could be used along with math player.
>> 
>> 
>> Have  you tried the Chatty program?  Are there going to be new 
>> versions coming out?  I've been looking for a tutorial for it too.
>> 
>> Lastly, does the accessible graphing calculator scientific calculator 
>> section allow a cut/paste of its equations into word or some other 
>> accessible way of playback?
>> 
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> Tara
>> 
>> 
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